As all eyes are on the opening of the Olympic Games which I am sure will be a magnificent event although in the world of the Railway we have scheduled a Board Meeting tonight!
Our day was dominated by a further Steam Experience Day with one of the participants being a former colleague of JHT and, unbeknown by both parties, JHT turned out to be today's fireman. Together with Mick Thomas and John Evans the day passed with the customary kind comments about the service offered.
The was continuing dmu maintenance concluding the exterior washing of our fleet and even the Saloon had a bath. I omitted from yesterday's comments the continued good work at Shottle and the Steam Experience team were able to verify that the track on our operational main line was safe for tomorrow's operations.
The Booking Hall and Pullman Buffet Car benefited from the good weather with a steady stream of customers. We were very pleased to provide work experience for Miss Marine Brizion from France and her presence seemed to encourage a number of our younger members to engage with the catering offer today. I am pleased to announce she will be back with us on Tuesday to maximise the sale of les billets. Vive l'entent cordiale!
PS I am unwilling to put useless links up but if you are able to look at http://taxi.ba.com/ and put in Wirksworth Station's post code you will see Coldwell Street hosting a jet plane. Equally if you put in your own post code it may be amusing.